This morning I am writing my blog, picking up the house, meeting with a customer at 11am and then headed to a longarm class. This class only meets every other month. Looking forward to seeing what the others have been doing on their snow days.
There is one problem. In the bottom block I flipped the flying geese blocks in assembly so I have Ohio Star block instead of the Illinois block. I will wait to see if it will really make a difference. If its a sampler quilt I will just have more variety.
From left to right: Kate H, myself, Mary W and Barb A.
I believe all of us chose not to do a round compass. We borrowed a large oval serving platter from the church kitchen as a template. Following Chris' step-by-step instructions from her Compass Capers book and personal instructions in class, look how much we were able to complete. I have three more sections to paper piece before sewing my compass together. (I had to order and run to pick up lunch so I had a little less sewing time than the others.)
I am a convert!!! I have done little paper piecing and this was so much fun. Can't wait to do another one! Chris self-published her own book, therefore she was able to include step-by-step pictures. So I know when I go to do this at home, I will be successful! This is the third time we have had Chris teach for our guild and I highly recommend her classes. We said we would like to be the guinea pigs for the next class she is developing. (hint, hint)
Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.
Enjoy the day, as we are suppose to have near 60 degrees and sunny today!
Yours in quilting,